|Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words - TED.com|
Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxZurich; TED; Talks; statistics; visualizations; 2011
|Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms - TED.com|
Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; data; visualizations; 2011
|Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind - TED.com|
Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery." Another surprise: There's so much left to learn.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; brain; neuroscience; visualizations; TED2014; 2014
|Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!) - TED.com|
Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark -- and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; music; visualizations; TED2012; 2012
|Tom Wujec on 3 ways the brain creates meaning - TED.com|
Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; brain; creativity; design; presentation; technology; visualizations; 2009
|Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion - TED.com|
Today medical scans produce thousands of images and terabytes of data for a single patient in mere seconds, but how do doctors parse this information and determine what's useful? At TEDxGöteborg, scientific visualization expert Anders Ynnerman shows us sophisticated new tools -- like virtual autopsies -- for analyzing this myriad data, and a glimpse at some sci-fi-sounding medical technologies in development...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxGöteborg 2010; TED; Talks; data; health; medicine; science; technology; visualizations; 2010
|Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when - TED.com|
Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. At TEDIndia, he graphs global economic growth since 1858 and predicts the exact date that India and China will outstrip the US.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; health; statistics; technology; visualizations; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies - TED.com|
We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; data; global issues; money; social change; visualizations; 2011
|Jakob Trollback rethinks the music video - TED.com|
What would a music video look like if it were directed by the music, purely as an expression of a great song, rather than driven by a filmmaker's concept? Designer Jakob Trollback shares the results of his experiment in the form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; demo; design; entertainment; film; music; short talk; video; visualizations; TED2007; 2007
|Kwabena Boahen on a computer that works like the brain - TED.com|
Researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain's supercomputing powers in silicon -- because the messy, redundant processes inside our heads actually make for a small, light, superfast computer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; brain; complexity; computers; design; engineering; science; technology; visualizations; 2007
|Moshe Safdie on building uniqueness - TED.com|
Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; collaboration; creativity; design; museums; visualizations; TED2002; 2002
|Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity - TED.com|
Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; collaboration; data; design; technology; visualizations; TED2011; 2011
|Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously - TED.com|
Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; cities; culture; data; design; technology; visualizations; 2011
|Hans Rosling on HIV: New facts and stunning data visuals - TED.com|
Hans Rosling unveils new data visuals that untangle the complex risk factors of one of the world's deadliest (and most misunderstood) diseases: HIV. He argues that preventing transmissions -- not drug treatments -- is the key to ending the epidemic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; disease; global issues; presentation; statistics; visualizations; TED2009; 2009
|Hans Rosling's new insights on poverty - TED.com|
Researcher Hans Rosling uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; 2007
|David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization - TED.com|
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; complexity; computers; data; design; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|David Bolinsky animates a cell - TED.com|
Medical animator David Bolinsky presents 3 minutes of stunning animation that show the bustling life inside a cell.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; film; health; medicine; science; technology; visualizations; 2007
|Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see - TED.com|
Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; brain; consciousness; mind; psychology; science; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral - TED.com|
Margaret Wertheim leads a project to re-create the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician -- celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; math; oceans; science; visualizations; TED2009; 2009
|Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence - TED.com|
Alwar Balasubramaniam's sculpture plays with time, shape, shadow, perspective: four tricky sensations that can reveal -- or conceal -- what's really out there. At TEDIndia, the artist shows slides of his extraordinary installations.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; art; arts; design; entertainment; visualizations; 2009
|Dan Dennett on our consciousness - TED.com|
Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; brain; consciousness; culture; entertainment; illusion; self; visualizations; 2003
|Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations - TED.com|
Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has been visualizing what the tweets of city dwellers reveal about who lives there, who they talk to — and who they don’t.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; cities; culture; social media; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|John Underkoffler points to the future of UI - TED.com|
Minority Report science adviser and inventor John Underkoffler demos g-speak -- the real-life version of the film's eye-popping, tai chi-meets-cyberspace computer interface. Is this how tomorrow's computers will be controlled?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; computers; design; interface design; invention; technology; visualizations; TED2010; 2010
|Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain - TED.com|
Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use fMRI to show brain activity -- thoughts, emotions, pain -- while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; brain; business; demo; medicine; science; short talk; technology; visualizations; TED2008; 2008
|Eric Sanderson pictures New York -- before the City - TED.com|
400 years after Hudson found New York harbor, Eric Sanderson shares how he made a 3D map of Mannahatta's fascinating pre-city ecology of hills, rivers, wildlife -- accurate down to the block -- when Times Square was a wetland and you couldn't get delivery.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cities; environment; history; life; nature; sustainability; technology; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Carolyn Porco flies us to Saturn - TED.com|
Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; NASA; design; exploration; science; space; technology; universe; visualizations; 2007
|Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide - TED.com|
At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2010; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; statistics; visualizations; web; 2010
|Paul Debevec animates a photo-real digital face - TED.com|
At TEDxUSC, computer graphics trailblazer Paul Debevec explains the scene-stealing technology behind Digital Emily, a digitally constructed human face so realistic it stands up to multiple takes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; computers; design; film; technology; visualizations; TEDxUSC; 2009
|David Christian: Big history - TED.com|
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; Internet; big bang; cosmos; education; history; humanity; universe; visualizations; 2011
|Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth - TED.com|
Blaise Aguera y Arcas leads a dazzling demo of Photosynth, software that could transform the way we look at digital images. Using still photos culled from the Web, Photosynth builds breathtaking dreamscapes and lets us navigate them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; collaboration; demo; microsoft; photography; short talk; software; technology; visualizations; 2007
|Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized - TED.com|
Image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; design; medical research; science; visualizations; 2010
|What we learned from 5 million books - TED.com|
Have you played with Google Labs' Ngram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBoston 2011; TED; Talks; Google; data; design; library; technology; visualizations; writing; 2011
|Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology - TED.com|
We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSydney; TED; Talks; arts; biology; science; visualizations; 2011
|Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen - TED.com|
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; Asia; Google; demo; development; economics; global issues; health; statistics; visualizations; TED2006; 2006
|Evan Grant: Making sound visible through cymatics - TED.com|
Evan Grant demonstrates the science and art of cymatics, a process for making soundwaves visible. Useful for analyzing complex sounds (like dolphin calls), it also makes complex and beautiful designs.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; math; presentation; science; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009